Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Allowance for centralized warehouser or wholesale distributor to verify Schedule VI drugs for automated dispensing devices in hospitals
Action 5868
General Information
Action Summary In response to a petition for rulemaking, the Board is issuing a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action to amend sections 460 and 490 to allow a pharmacist at a central distribution company to verify Schedule VI drugs to be placed in an ADD prior to delivery to the receiving hospital and pharmacy technicians at the hospital to load the drugs directly into the ADD without further verification by a pharmacist at the hospital.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7055]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Delivery of Schedule VI drugs to be placed in automated dispensing devices
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9466 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/16/2022.
9608 Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4456    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.